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Flea and Tick Prevention Provided by a Fairfax Station, VA Veterinarian
A veterinary clinic like Crosspointe Animal Hospital, serving Fairfax Station, VA and the surrounding area, offers pets a treatment for what ails them. We also provide preventative veterinary medicine to help protect your pet against parasites that can cause a number of conditions. Our flea and tick prevention service also can save you money if you think about the cost of curing a preventable condition like worms.
Dangers of Ticks and Fleas
Fleas and ticks are irritating to your pet. Fleas bite your pet and cause itching. In some cases, the itching becomes more than just irritation. Sometimes, your pet has a more serious skin reaction as a result of the flea saliva. The fleas may irritate your pet's skin, which will cause itching that can lead to an infection. Keep in mind, both fleas and tick suck your pet's blood and rob them of required nutrients.
If your pet should happen to ingest a flea, the flea could travel to his or her digestive tract. This could cause your pet to develop another parasite known as a tapeworm, which grows inside of the digestive tract and strips your pet of necessary nutrients. Tapeworms not only thrive as a result of sucking nutrients for your pets, but they also have the potential to multiply and spread to your pet's heart. Animals who aren't treated for the condition soon enough may pass away.
Ticks have the potential to carry disease such as Lyme disease. Although pet's don't exhibit the symptoms of Lyme like humans do, they still suffer symptoms like joint pain. A tick bite can cause difficulty breathing or swallowing. Some pets have difficulty chewing, weakness and even paralysis in patients who've been bitten by a tick.
About Flea and Tick Prevention
Our veterinarian in Fairfax Station, VA offers the area an option for preventing fleas and ticks. We have several options available and will discuss with you the options and which one is best for your pet. We administer the treatment and educate you on how long the treatment will last. The treatment helps prevent against fleas and ticks for a designated amount of time, which means your pet will be much less likely to develop fleas or ticks or any disease associated with these parasites. Not to mention, you can keep your family safe by preventing against parasites in your home.
Bring Your Pets for Flea and Tick Prevention
To schedule an appointment for flea and tick prevention, contact Crosspointe Animal Hospital, serving Fairfax Station, VA and the surrounding area, by calling us at 703-690-6600.